Friday, March 29, 2013

Threads of Hope by Christa Allen -Review CFBA

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Threads of Hope
Abingdon Press (March 1, 2013)
Christa Allan


A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa is a writer of not your usual Christian Fiction. She weaves stories of unscripted grace and redemption with threads of hope, humor, and heart. Christa is the mother of five adult children, a grandmother of three, and a brand new retired teacher. She and her husband Ken live in New Orleans with their three cats and do their best to dodge hurricanes.

And, since she is not fond of writing about herself in third person, she asked her oldest daughter to contribute. Like her mother, Erin is not at a loss for words…


Passed over for promotion and dumped by her boyfriend, Nina O’Malley is further frustrated when her editor assigns her one of the “soft” stories she despises—covering a gala benefit supporting the AIDS Memorial Quilt. More determined than ever to prove she deserves a promotion to the NY office, Nina decides to write a series featuring a local quilting group raising money for AIDs research. At the event, she runs into her high school nemesis: Greg is a widower and the adoptive father of Jazarah, an HIV positive girl from Ethiopia. Unlike Nina, Greg has faith in a loving God, and he trusts in God’s plan for his life. Greg and Nina grow closer, and as Nina interviews the quilt families, she begins to question the choices she has made and her lack of faith. Nina suddenly finds herself facing two possible dreams, two paths for her life.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Threads of Hope, go HERE.

My thoughts:  I fell in love with Greg's daughter Jazarah.  I really liked this book and everything that happened.  This series of books has been wonderful.  Each book is better than the last!  As a medical professional I always like reading what people have to say about disease in books to see if they get their facts correct.  I really enjoyed the character Nina and what happens in her life throughout the book.  Does she get what she always wanted or not?  You'll have to read it to find out!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book for free in association with the CFBA. I was not compensated in any other way besides this book. All thoughts and opinions in this review are my own and not influenced in anyway. I was not coerced to write a positive review but rather wrote my own thoughts on the book. I am disclosing this to be in compliance with the FTC Regulations. Pin It Now!


  1. Sometimes we need to read an uplifting book that helps us escape reality and at the same time gives us inspiration. Thanks for the review

  2. Thanks for featuring my novel.

    And, Maria, I appreciate your stopping by!

  3. I think I am going to add this to my goodreads account. Thank you for the review.

  4. Sounds good. I've been looking for a book to read.